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NY Art Book Fair Events: The Classroom Maija Timonen And Lizzie Homersham (published 10/09/2016)


‘There is a certain economy to relationships, one reflected in the language that often surrounds talking about them. Lets call it emonomics. People talk about “investing” in relationships, cutting their losses, also the word “value” (multifaceted as it is) features heavily in all sorts of self-helpish communications. When people consider their sense of self-worth, how (or whether) they are “valued” in their relationships, nobody ever seems to consider the hard sell, the flogging of your wares in a collapsed market.’
– from The Measure of Reality by Maija Timonen

Maija Timonen and Lizzie Homersham will read excerpts from the former’s first book length work of fiction The Measure of Reality (Book Works, 2015) and discuss love, sex and the awkward political relation of body and mind. Can ideology be discussed through its physiological effects? How does love suffer in a time of economic austerity? Timonen and Homersham will examine the way ‘internalisation’ figures in the text, as something that isn’t just a kind of adoption of a certain ideology, social reality, or understanding of the world, but is also shown as a process of taking something into oneself, into the body, in a material way.

Maija Timonen is an artist and writer based in London and Helsinki. She is presently in New York as a Triangle Artist-in-Residence. Lizzie Homersham is a writer; Editorial Assistant, Book Works (2015–16); and Whitney ISP critical studies participant 2016–17.

THE MEASURE OF REALITY (Book Works, 2015), is part of a three-book series G.S.O.H. The Rest is Dark, The Rest is Dark, guest edited by Clunie Reid.

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